Saturday, November 1, 2014

This my attempt at a designed by myself blanket




My first 4 squares what started out as a simple fun easy blanket for my youngest Granddaughter Has been the source of multiple head aches I over think over accessorize,and forget mouths but I am working without a pattern which is out of my comfort zone. I am only doing one caricature a piece and then color squares as fillers then I need to think of a border... This is turning out to be a not so fun blanket but my granddaughter loves blankets,so it will be loved.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Wow another post

I just wanted to invite anyone on facebook to a group I am an admin of it's fun anything goes but we are crocheters first no real rules just compassion come vent pretend we are all together just chatting   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479218009000542/

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Finally I'm writing something

Things get really rough sometimes Mom spent time in the hospital, the fractured relationship I have with my oldest of 3 children... Now really battling with an extremely hard decision. I may have to file a report with children's services on my oldest daughter I was contacted by  a friend of my daughters friends that the last time she saw my grand daughter she was filthy Had mis-matched clothing on inappropriate to the climate and no shoes on she had a picture so I know it's true. My daughter lives in Ohio and I live in Texas it's something that keeps me up at night because my daughter is Bi-polar and has Borderline Personality Disorder non medicated. Enough of that maybe I'm hoping someone has been through this or similar But through this I have been productive here are a few pictures.......

My own Pattern I knew what I wanted and just went for it the blanket itself is just shell stitch 

The monkey was also my pattern well part of what I remembered from The Red Heart pattern because the pattern link wasn't working at the time the rest I just improvised
Large Granny Square Blanket done in Houston Texans Football colors and playing around with stitches made a football


The dress is the body of the little sweetie dress from Red Heart and the hat is from repeatcrafterme.com


well thaats whats going on with me until next Time .............Tami

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Not Crochet but need to write

Wednesday evening my mother who has a history of passing out from coughing (She has C.O.P.D.)went into a coughing fit passed out fell on tile floor bumped her head so hard it caused a lump the half the size of the back of her head so I called 911 they were here almost as fast as I called for that I am so appreciative.Because she was saying off the wall things like bad things are going through my head. When they asked her what they were she said I can't tell you. She did have a contusion on her brain a very small bleed they kept her for 2 days and released her with a suggestion of putting her in a nursing home my mom also has alcohol dependency problems no that's not why she passed out but it exasperates the problem. She also still smokes (you see the problem here?)I definitely  have my hands full even the doctors said so. She's stubborn opinionated and independent.She's 69 but sharp usually lately her memory hasn't been great for example she told me the fish I fried was spicy then asked for 2 jalapenos and a little ketchup(she HATES ketchup) as she was dipping the fish in some imaginary sauce and asked where is the sauce? I said what kind of sauce? she then asked sauce? did you say sauce? I said yes mom what kind of sauce do you want. she said what sauce? I got some tarter sauce and the questions stopped. I had made a promise to her years ago I would not put her in a nursing home ever Now the Dr. made this suggestion and brother in New Hampshire wants that too he wants no responsibility does not want to be involved. I am alone in this confused and scared but with the help of my 23 year old daughter at least for now we will figure it out.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Something that has become near and dear to me and I just joined about 2 weeks ago






  It was love at first sight for this lovely lady who started this giving from the heart as you will see from clicking the link

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    Volunteer anyone if you would like to join or just follow and see the smile here is the link   Interested in volunteering?

Here are answers for frequently asked questions
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 Do you know a child with Cancer or other illnesses that would love to know someone made them something with love? It's done at no cost just know that the child knows someone is thinking about them is payment enough
Children are noticed and loved by all no child should fight alone
that should say not fight alone
since that link is a PDF I have copied what it says should choose not to download it  

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Love crocheting obviously I'm a bad blogger

I loved loved loved making this little guy?/Gal? so much fun I'm not an enthusiastic ami crocheter but I loved every step of this one even with the pattern translated it was informative and somewhat easy



The link for this cutie is here she has a friend a bumble bee I will make when I get the colorsthe owl is from a magazine.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

MY new project


The blanket softie and doll are all part of something new I have decided to do I am making blankets and soft animal with a similar book to go with them to donate to hospitalized children. I saw a doll similar to this and reminded me of a folklore doll. So  I made my own pattern.she will have a blanket and book also.